The Economic Impact of Expanding Medicaid in Alabama

Expanding Medicaid coverage in Alabama could save the state almost $400 million per year over the next six years – Read the full release.  


How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2021 Edition

Alabama had the nation’s second-lowest tax collections per capita in 2019. Only Tennessee had lower state and local tax revenue Read the full release.  


Fewer Freshmen Assigned to Remedial Education

Despite the disruptions of the pandemic, Alabama high school graduates who entered college in 2020 were less likely to be Read the full release.  


Alabama’s College-Going Rate Down Again for Class of 2020

The college-going rate for Alabama public high school graduates declined substantially in 2020, reaching a seven-year low, more than 10% Read the full release.  


PARCA Believes

By on October 28th, 2021 in : in FP - What People Say

PARCA BELIEVES Alabama can do better. Sound public policy is essential. It requires open, transparent and responsive government. It is Read the full release.  


Alabama Tax Revenues Surge in 2021

By the end of FY 2021, Alabama tax collections had grown at their fastest pace in recent history, fueled by Read the full release.  


Results of New Statewide Tests Tell Both Familiar and Alarming Story

After a year and a half of Covid-clouded schooling, only about half of Alabama students, grades 3-8, scored proficient in Read the full release.  


Remembering Don Dailey, 1955 – 2021

By on October 12th, 2021 in : in Uncategorized

PARCA Senior Research Analyst Dr. Don Dailey died October 9, 2021. A graduate of Birmingham’s Banks High School, Don earned Read the full release.  


Experience with Digital Learning Helped Piedmont Exceed Expectations Despite Covid

Print full analysis here. When the pandemic closed schools in March 2020, Piedmont City Schools didn’t have to scramble to Read the full release.  


Due to Covid, Fewer High School Grads Rate as College and Career Ready

Despite the pandemic, Alabama public schools maintained a high on-time graduation rate in 2020. However, the number and percentage of Read the full release.